Fonds 31 - Peter H. Hess fonds

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CA ON00399 31


Peter H. Hess fonds


  • [198-?]-[ca. 1988] (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Peter H. Hess was born in 1934. He received a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1965, and M.A. (1966) and Ph.D. (1971) degrees from Brown University. He began teaching at Victoria University in Toronto in 1969 as a Lecturer in Philosophy. From 1970 to 1978 he was an Assistant Professor, and from 1978 to 1996 an Associate Professor. During his academic career he published "Thought and experience" (c1988) as well as articles in various philosophical journals.

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Acquired from Peter H. Hess in 1989.

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Fonds consists of reports made for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities Aid to Publications Programme re Hess's manuscript "Thought and Experience" and letter from Hess in response, 1986; manuscript of "Thought and Experience", [ca. 1988]; and paper titled "Why Reasons Can't Be Causes", [198-?].

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No further accruals are expected.

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Thought and experience (BD 161.H48 1988) is available in the Victoria University Library.

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